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  • To go back to the original question. The Blue Book states "The following are considered ‘natural’ for the purposes of alerting and regulation of partnership understandings (see also 3E1): (a) A bid of a suit which shows that suit (4+ cards for an…
  • The Laws do not use the words 'Infraction' and 'Irregularity' interchangeably. If you look in the definitions near the beginning of the Laws you will find: Infraction: a player’s breach of Law or of Lawful regulation. Irregularity: a deviation fro…
  • Just checked EBUScore 1.1.9 and in a standard mitchell you can only arrow-switch the first n rounds or the last n rounds
  • I believe, that as in teams, it is the way they are sitting for Round 1. My advice is not to try it. Even if you get it right the players won't.
  • One club I know used to arrow switch on Round 2. This avoided the problems with names the wrong way round in Round 1 and allowed the cancellation of the final round if they ran out of time. ScoreBridge allows you to arrow-switch other than the firs…
  • @BarkerBridgeTD said: @BarkerBridgeTD said: Can't you have a regulation that missing scores will be scored as 40%/40% Sorry. What I was trying to suggest was a regulation where you announce to the players that if they ent…
  • Thanks for your offers of trial events. Please go ahead if they would also be of interest to you. Also if anyone else has further information please let us know. However we have been told that we can have a 30-day evaluation licence for BridgeTabs s…
  • As I understand it the tablet system being commented on in that thread in March was ARC Scorer not BridgeTabs. I am surprised that Martin believes that BridgeTabs can handle swiss assignments if it can't handle changing the movement after the first…
  • We are in Kent so a trip to the Midlands is not practical. We have rejected Arc Tabs because the players can enter Not Played without any director control making it impossible to determine responsibility for slow play. We think it essential that a d…
  • OK here is how to do it when you need to give one pair an AVE+ on a board and there is no line in the score sheet to do it. We therefore need to give this pair their average+ by means of an adjustment under the properties button in EBUscore (see bel…
  • If you are using Bridgemates or other scoring devices. I do not think you are going to be able to fix it via those devices. You should just put something in which allows the event to continue and then fix it in the scoring program. As both pairs wer…
  • Great news about the expansion of your club. If your club has access to a dealing machine web mitchells are a good option. There is more about movements including web mitchells at http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/publications
  • Kent's County Youth Officer, who is abroad at the moment has added these comments about the role of the County Youth Officer Above all, the CYO’s role is to ensure that as many of the county’s youngsters as possible, are provided with an introducti…
  • Running your club championship over two weeks with only those pairs playing both weeks eligible for the trophy is doable even if not ideal. Gordon has pointed out the drawbacks above. However I know a club which does it. The difficult however comes …
  • @Martin said: We use BridgeTabs, using a variety of tablets, but the best we have found in the £30-50 range have been the Kindle Fires. We are fortunate to have our own building and so they are all plugged in to charge at the end of each sess…
  • Law 20D only says who should respond to the request for a review of the auction. 20B and 20C say when it is permitted to request a review. 20B says at a players turn to call during the Auction Period and 20C says that any player can ask for a revi…
  • The scores are almost certainly retrievable. If the bridgemates have not been initialised for another event the results will still be in the memory of the bridgemates and can be viewed from the TD menu. Also Bridgemate writes a log file which can b…
  • I had this situation under the 2007 Laws. The principles by which you deal with it are the same under the 2017 Laws although the rectifications are different. Essentially we deal with the bid OOT first as Law 27A2 says "If a player makes an ins…
  • I don't propose to debate whether it would be better for the game if we advised players against bids that are likely to be ruled back because of UI because I don't believe believe it is practical even if it was desirable. The fact that we can say be…
  • There are two answers to this point. Firstly a practical one. Because we can. With the UI ruling we will not know until after we have consulted and polled if the player has committed an infraction which is why the rectification, if any, is an ad…
  • I think the UI and Comparable Call cases are not at all similar. In UI cases we will always allow the hand to be completed and then if necessary make a judgement usually with consultation and polling. All we will tell the player the law on UI. In …
  • If, as you seem to suggest, you are loading the hand records into the bridgemates you can set the bridgemates to validate the opening lead and three-quarters of the time this will prevent the players from getting as far as seeing the results if they…
  • Just to be clear the ruling is under 72C not 27D. 27D only applies where call has been made which satisfies 27B1(a) or (b). In this case the call was made under 27B2 and so the redress does lie under 72C if the offender could have known that silenci…